Sunday, July 21, 2013

Happy Summer!

No cards today! Just sharing some random photos from my household.
 On July 1st, David and I went strawberry picking in the nearby farm to celebrate Canada Day!
 We had a small dinner party last night. Dr. John set up the table...love his napkin folding!
 David made his Lemon Meringue Pie for the guests!
This is Dr. John's latest Lego structures (Robie House). I know he wants to visit the real Robie House in Chicago. He even put a small flash light inside the Robie House, so the house looks lit up!
And this was what's on the menu last night...something GOOD, but simple to make.
baked salmon fillet (with ginger garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil). beef tenderloin (rosemary leaves, olive oil, steak spice), baked sweet potato and stir fry vegetables.
And...let's not forget the fresh flowers and fruit! 
I also made Spring Rolls with shrimps for the appetizers! Those are 'killers"! YUM!
(these photos of spring-roll making process were taken previously)
 These are the shrimp rolls...waiting to be deep-fried!

A few weeks ago, my daughter completed her first 10 K run under an hour- met her target time!
Isn't summer grand!? Enjoy!

28 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Great photos! Glad you are having a good summer. Your dinner party looks wonderful! Love the Lego project too!

Greta said...

Wow--what a treat for your guests! Love the view from that window--wonderful dining room! Congrats to your daughter--such an accomplishment!

Laura B. said...

Oh my, wow!
1. Hello awesome napkin folding!
2. So jealous of that pie!
3. Please come to Chicago:)
4. I wanna come for dinner!
5. Awesome 10k time!

Barb said...

I love this post, V!! You really ARE enjoying summer! Dr. John did an awesome job with the table and I love that David made that yummy pie! Your dinner looks delicious too! Tell Stephanie congrats from me! :)

Niki G said...

So fun! Yum!

Dawn T said...

fun post Virginia. Summer looks fun at your place. Awesome food, great table setting, and well done to Stephanie.

Lynn said...

I love this post. The smiles show the happiness in your family day in and day out! Way to go Stephanie! Your dinner party looks amazing! Love the Legos....my boys would be in awe!

Kristen said...

Great post, it makes me happy to read about your lovely summer happenings. Have a great day!!
Xo Kristina
Pearlgateway.com

joy said...

So glad you are having a wonderful and happy summer, Virginia! Love that beautiful dining room and the folded napkins look fabulous. Great food photos (yum!) and David's pie looks scrumptious. Great job Stephanie!! The strawberries looks so beautiful; strawberries are my favorite fruit.

Sheila H said...

Your summer photos are so nice, Virginia. You must scrap them and show us your layouts. Have another wonderful summer day :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Oh, wow! I'm so thrilled that I actually live close enough to you that I really could just drop by for a dinner party sometime..... lol! (I've been to the Robie House - that was my first FLW house, I've seen a few more since then).

conil said...

What terrific pics...and what lovely family you have. A son that cooks, a man who will actually set the table beautifully and a daughter who runs and looks pretty doing it.

Lin said...

Fun post today, V! Love seeing what you've all been up to!! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy the rest of summer!

Harriet said...

Virgini....Thanks for the photos. Love your dining room---serene!! Your food made me hungry, lovely menu. Best of all Stephanie good job, David those strawberries looked yummmy and your pie a real hit, Dr. John love your lego house. And yes, Virginia, summer is grand!!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats to Stephanie on her accomplishment! I love Dr. John's napkin folding and Lego house and I'm so impressed that your son can bake so well!
You have such a lovely family, Virginia...and that's what it's all about :-)

Thanks for the fun post and for sharing these photos...I hope you're having a nice weekend!!!

Gerry said...

I enjoy catching up with your family. The picture of the lemon pie helps too! Yummy. Thank you for sharing.

Annette Allen said...

aww thanks for sharing Virginia.. Love the napkin folding and your dinner sounded yummy.. Congrats to your daughter.. Have a blessed Sunday..

Bridget Larsen said...

There is always lots of activity in your house, I think I should move in with all that yummy food being cooked there.
I have never made spring rolls, I must try it

Miriam Prantner said...

Looks like you guys are having a great, delicious, and healthy summer! Thanks so much for sharing the update!

Tasnim said...

My! What a delicious post!! Those strawberries...so fresh, so beautiful! Love that your outfits are matching their color :)
Lego house is awesome, I would love to build something like that.
The dinner looks healthy and yammy! and that is quite an accomplishment for your daughter, so inspiring!
Thanks for sharing these happy pictures with us :)

alexandra s.m. said...

What a delightful post Virginia!
Thank you! I've enjoyed every bits ;-)

Laura Norris said...

What a wonderful family you have!! It looks like you are enjoying life to the fullest. Thanks for sharing!

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Virgina how are you doing...lovely Photos all and yummy spring rolle...ich mache aush zu Hause Fruehlingsrolle aber ohne Shrimps weil mein Mann mag Shrimps nicht..and sweet smile of your daughter...big hugs from Germany...

chrystinanoel.com said...

I love these updates. The flashlight in the Robie house is wonderful... so is the napkin folding (my architectural engineering brain and my hostess brain are fighting against each other for which one is cooler). That lemon meringue pie looks great, and the 10k in under an hour is awesome!! So much fun stuff happening over there.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love all these photos of you all! What a lovely family! We went raspberry picking this weekend. :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

yay for fun summer photos! I just want to go to dinner or lunch or even breakfast at your house sometime it all looks so yummy!!! Gorgeous dinning area too, so bright and airy! We were just in Chicago this weekend, and it was wonderful! I was impressed with how clean, artful, and truly community oriented it is! Have a great week!
Hugs!
Lisa

Rose said...

awesome photos :)

yummy strawberries
Dr J folds a beautiful napkin!!
that pie looks delish!!
wow! that is one cool lego building!
congrats to your girl :)

Kelly Griglione said...

So fun peeking into your world, Virginia! What a great assortment of photos you've included and shared with everyone. Loved each and every one!